I'm just putting out there, for the record, that at this moment in time our 5 1/2 year-old kindergartener "Uh-melia" wants to change her name to "A-melia". A long 'A' sound all the way. Not sure why, but she is kind of upset at Royce and I for naming her Uh-melia. So, he and I are doing our best to remember her wishes....until this little phase passes.
It's quite funny. And I'm confident it comes from spelling and pronunciation of letters at school.
And a funny story about A-melia. She was bee-bopping through the house a few weeks ago just as happy as can be and she stopped by me in the kitchen and just cheerfully asked, "Sooo, who's your favorite kid?" Kind of like a parent might ask their kids who are breaking the rules "Sooooo, whatcha doin'?" It was that same tone. I laughed out loud at her question and said that Mommy and Daddy don't have a favorite! She laughed and said, "Oh, right, right. But really...who's your favorite kid?" I seriously laughed some more and I said that they were all my favorites. She finished her own story by saying "When I'm a mom I know who my favorite will be. The boy kid." This girl sure does love her boys!!!!